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I'm manager of the Children's Garden in Singapore Botanic Gardens. I'm most into ecology and pollination biology.
This really looks like a Gesneriad. Henckelia, Codonoboea, Didymocarpus...?
Great! They are cracking plants!
Hello Ronald. This is a species of Dasylirion. No idea how many species grow wild in Arizona, but here's one: http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/949...
Definitely a Bromeliad of some kind. It's an inflorescence, so there are numerous small flowers held inside the cup at the top, which may or may not have opened (difficult to see). I'm not very good at Brom genera, but its certainly cultivated or escaped from cultivation as there are no native Bromeliaceae in Hawaii.
Very beautiful indeed but looks more like the Blue Begum (Prothoe franck) to me.
Wonderful photos Brian! Did you have to stake out the flowers for long to catch this or did you get lucky?